Multi Camera Networks

Multi Camera Networks
Author: Hamid Aghajan,Andrea Cavallaro
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-04-25
ISBN 10: 9780080878003
ISBN 13: 0080878008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Camera Networks Book Review:

The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applications Presents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware This book is the definitive reference in multi-camera networks. It gives clear guidance on the conceptual and implementation issues involved in the design and operation of multi-camera networks, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in hardware, algorithms and system development. The book is broad in scope, covering smart camera architectures, embedded processing, sensor fusion and middleware, calibration and topology, network-based detection and tracking, and applications in distributed and collaborative methods in camera networks. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal and video processing, computer vision, and sensor networks. Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University. His research is on multi-camera networks for smart environments with application to smart homes, assisted living and well being, meeting rooms, and avatar-based communication and social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, and was general chair of ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008. Andrea Cavallaro is Reader (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). His research is on target tracking and audiovisual content analysis for advanced surveillance and multi-sensor systems. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, and has been general chair of IEEE AVSS 2007, ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2009 and BMVC 2009. The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applications Presents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware

Multi camera Networks Principles and Applications

Multi camera Networks  Principles and Applications
Author: Druin
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:671763518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi camera Networks Principles and Applications Book Review:

This book is the definitive reference in multi-camera networks. It gives clear guidance on the conceptual and implementation issues involved in the design and operation of multi-camera networks, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in hardware, algo.

Matching with Local Invariant Features and Its Application in Multi camera Networks

Matching with Local Invariant Features and Its Application in Multi camera Networks
Author: Haeyong Chung
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1150071822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Camera Networks

Camera Networks
Author: Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury,Bi Song
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1608456749
ISBN 13: 9781608456741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camera Networks Book Review:

As networks of video cameras are installed in many applications like security and surveillance, environmental monitoring, disaster response, and assisted living facilities, among others, image understanding in camera networks is becoming an important area of research and technology development. There are many challenges that need to be addressed in the process. Some of them are listed below: - Traditional computer vision challenges in tracking and recognition, robustness to pose, illumination, occlusion, clutter, recognition of objects, and activities; - Aggregating local information for wide area scene understanding, like obtaining stable, long-term tracks of objects; - Positioning of the cameras and dynamic control of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras for optimal sensing; - Distributed processing and scene analysis algorithms; - Resource constraints imposed by different applications like security and surveillance, environmental monitoring, disaster response, assisted living facilities, etc. In this book, we focus on the basic research problems in camera networks, review the current state-of-the-art and present a detailed description of some of the recently developed methodologies. The major underlying theme in all the work presented is to take a network-centric view whereby the overall decisions are made at the network level. This is sometimes achieved by accumulating all the data at a central server, while at other times by exchanging decisions made by individual cameras based on their locally sensed data. Chapter One starts with an overview of the problems in camera networks and the major research directions. Some of the currently available experimental testbeds are also discussed here. One of the fundamental tasks in the analysis of dynamic scenes is to track objects. Since camera networks cover a large area, the systems need to be able to track over such wide areas where there could be both overlapping and non-overlapping fields of view of the cameras, as addressed in Chapter Two: Distributed processing is another challenge in camera networks and recent methods have shown how to do tracking, pose estimation and calibration in a distributed environment. Consensus algorithms that enable these tasks are described in Chapter Three. Chapter Four summarizes a few approaches on object and activity recognition in both distributed and centralized camera network environments. All these methods have focused primarily on the analysis side given that images are being obtained by the cameras. Efficient utilization of such networks often calls for active sensing, whereby the acquisition and analysis phases are closely linked. We discuss this issue in detail in Chapter Five and show how collaborative and opportunistic sensing in a camera network can be achieved. Finally, Chapter Six concludes the book by highlighting the major directions for future research. Table of Contents: An Introduction to Camera Networks / Wide-Area Tracking / Distributed Processing in Camera Networks / Object and Activity Recognition / Active Sensing / Future Research Directions

Self aware Computing Systems

Self aware Computing Systems
Author: Peter R. Lewis,Marco Platzner,Bernhard Rinner,Jim Tørresen,Xin Yao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN 10: 3319396757
ISBN 13: 9783319396750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self aware Computing Systems Book Review:

Taking inspiration from self-awareness in humans, this book introduces the new notion of computational self-awareness as a fundamental concept for designing and operating computing systems. The basic ability of such self-aware computing systems is to collect information about their state and progress, learning and maintaining models containing knowledge that enables them to reason about their behaviour. Self-aware computing systems will have the ability to utilise this knowledge to effectively and autonomously adapt and explain their behaviour, in changing conditions. This book addresses these fundamental concepts from an engineering perspective, aiming at developing primitives for building systems and applications. It will be of value to researchers, professionals and graduate students in computer science and engineering.

Distributed Video Sensor Networks

Distributed Video Sensor Networks
Author: Bir Bhanu,Chinya V. Ravishankar,Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury,Hamid Aghajan,Demetri Terzopoulos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 9780857291271
ISBN 13: 0857291270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Video Sensor Networks Book Review:

Large-scale video networks are of increasing importance in a wide range of applications. However, the development of automated techniques for aggregating and interpreting information from multiple video streams in real-life scenarios is a challenging area of research. Collecting the work of leading researchers from a broad range of disciplines, this timely text/reference offers an in-depth survey of the state of the art in distributed camera networks. The book addresses a broad spectrum of critical issues in this highly interdisciplinary field: current challenges and future directions; video processing and video understanding; simulation, graphics, cognition and video networks; wireless video sensor networks, communications and control; embedded cameras and real-time video analysis; applications of distributed video networks; and educational opportunities and curriculum-development. Topics and features: presents an overview of research in areas of motion analysis, invariants, multiple cameras for detection, object tracking and recognition, and activities in video networks; provides real-world applications of distributed video networks, including force protection, wide area activities, port security, and recognition in night-time environments; describes the challenges in graphics and simulation, covering virtual vision, network security, human activities, cognitive architecture, and displays; examines issues of multimedia networks, registration, control of cameras (in simulations and real networks), localization and bounds on tracking; discusses system aspects of video networks, with chapters on providing testbed environments, data collection on activities, new integrated sensors for airborne sensors, face recognition, and building sentient spaces; investigates educational opportunities and curriculum development from the perspective of computer science and electrical engineering. This unique text will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students of computer vision and pattern recognition, computer graphics and simulation, image processing and embedded systems, and communications, networks and controls. The large number of example applications will also appeal to application engineers.

Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Intelligent Robotics and Applications
Author: Honghai Liu,Han Ding,Zhenhua Xiong,Xiangyang Zhu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 779
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN 10: 3642165842
ISBN 13: 9783642165849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Robotics and Applications Book Review:

The market demand for skills, knowledge and adaptability have positioned robotics to be an important field in both engineering and science. One of the most highly visible applications of robotics has been the robotic automation of many industrial tasks in factories. In the future, a new era will come in which we will see a greater success for robotics in non-industrial environments. In order to anticipate a wider deployment of intelligent and autonomous robots for tasks such as manufacturing, healthcare, ent- tainment, search and rescue, surveillance, exploration, and security missions, it is essential to push the frontier of robotics into a new dimension, one in which motion and intelligence play equally important roles. The 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2010) was held in Shanghai, China, November 10–12, 2010. The theme of the c- ference was “Robotics Harmonizing Life,” a theme that reflects the ever-growing interest in research, development and applications in the dynamic and exciting areas of intelligent robotics. These volumes of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intel- gence and Lecture Notes in Computer Science contain 140 high-quality papers, which were selected at least for the papers in general sessions, with a 62% acceptance rate Traditionally, ICIRA 2010 holds a series of plenary talks, and we were fortunate to have two such keynote speakers who shared their expertise with us in diverse topic areas spanning the rang of intelligent robotics and application activities.

Mastering Multi Camera Techniques

Mastering Multi Camera Techniques
Author: Mitch Jacobson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 1136057897
ISBN 13: 9781136057892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Multi Camera Techniques Book Review:

From a basic two-camera interview to an elaborate 26 camera HD concert film, this comprehensive guide presents a platform-agnostic approach to the essential techniques required to set up and edit a multi-camera project. Actual case studies are used to examine specific usages of multi-camera editing and include a variety of genres including concerts, talk shows, reality programming, sit-coms, documentaries for television, event videography and feature films. Other features include: * Advanced multi-camera techniques and specialty work-flows are examined for tapeless & large scale productions with examples from network TV shows, corporate media projects, event videography, and feature films. * New techniques for 3D projects, 2k/4k media management and color correction are revealed. * Technical breakdowns analyze system requirements for monitoring, hard drives & RAIDs, RAM, codecs and computer platforms. * Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and several other software programs are detailed. * Tables, charts, screen-grabs, photos, web-links, blogs, tech school lists and other resource tools for further study. * Unique interviews with the 'Masters of Multi-Cam' including EMMY and academy award-winning directors and editors who share their project notes and give insight to award-winning techniques.

Self aware Computing Systems

Self aware Computing Systems
Author: Peter R. Lewis,Marco Platzner,Bernhard Rinner,Jim Tørresen,Xin Yao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN 10: 3319396757
ISBN 13: 9783319396750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self aware Computing Systems Book Review:

Taking inspiration from self-awareness in humans, this book introduces the new notion of computational self-awareness as a fundamental concept for designing and operating computing systems. The basic ability of such self-aware computing systems is to collect information about their state and progress, learning and maintaining models containing knowledge that enables them to reason about their behaviour. Self-aware computing systems will have the ability to utilise this knowledge to effectively and autonomously adapt and explain their behaviour, in changing conditions. This book addresses these fundamental concepts from an engineering perspective, aiming at developing primitives for building systems and applications. It will be of value to researchers, professionals and graduate students in computer science and engineering.

Multimedia Communications Services and Security

Multimedia Communications  Services and Security
Author: Andrzej Dziech,Andrzej Czyzewski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2011-05-30
ISBN 10: 3642215122
ISBN 13: 9783642215124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multimedia Communications Services and Security Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Multimedia Communications, Services and Security, MCSS 2011, held in Krakow, Poland, in June 2011. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. Topics addresses are such as audio-visual systems, service oriented architectures, multimedia in networks, multimedia content, quality management, multimedia services, watermarking, network measurement and performance evaluation, reliability, availability, serviceability of multimedia services, searching, multimedia surveillance and compound security, semantics of multimedia data and metadata information systems, authentication of multimedia content, interactive multimedia applications, observation systems, cybercrime-threats and counteracting, law aspects, cryptography and data protection, quantum cryptography, object tracking, video processing through cloud computing, multi-core parallel processing of audio and video, intelligent searching of multimedia content, biometric applications, and transcoding of video.

Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems

Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems
Author: Jacques Blanc-Talon,Patrice Delmas,Wilfried Philips,Dan Popescu,Paul Scheunders
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 3030406059
ISBN 13: 9783030406059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th INternational Conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, ACIVS 2020, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in February 2020. The 48 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 78 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: deep learning; biomedical image analysis; biometrics and identification; image analysis; image restauration, compression and watermarking; tracking, and mapping and scene analysis.

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Author: Hideyuki Nakashima,Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0387938087
ISBN 13: 9780387938080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Book Review:

Our homes anticipate when we want to wake up. Our computers predict what music we want to buy. Our cars adapt to the way we drive. In today’s world, even washing machines, rice cookers and toys have the capability of autonomous decision-making. As we grow accustomed to computing power embedded in our surroundings, it becomes clear that these ‘smart environments’, with a number of devices controlled by a coordinating system capable of ‘ambient intelligence’, will play an ever larger role in our lives. This handbook provides readers with comprehensive, up-to-date coverage in what is a key technological field. . Systematically dealing with each aspect of ambient intelligence and smart environments, the text covers everything, from visual information capture and human/computer interaction to multi-agent systems, network use of sensor data, and building more rationality into artificial systems. The book also details a wide range of applications, examines case studies of recent major projects from around the world, and analyzes both the likely impact of the technology on our lives, and its ethical implications. With a wide variety of separate disciplines all conducting research relevant to this field, this handbook encourages collaboration between disparate researchers by setting out the fundamental concepts from each area that are relevant to ambient intelligence and smart environments, providing a fertile soil in which ground-breaking new work candevelop.

Signal Processing Techniques for Knowledge Extraction and Information Fusion

Signal Processing Techniques for Knowledge Extraction and Information Fusion
Author: Danilo Mandic,Martin Golz,Anthony Kuh,Dragan Obradovic,Toshihisa Tanaka
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780387743677
ISBN 13: 0387743677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signal Processing Techniques for Knowledge Extraction and Information Fusion Book Review:

This book brings together the latest research achievements from signal processing and related disciplines, consolidating existing and proposed directions in DSP-based knowledge extraction and information fusion. The book includes contributions presenting both novel algorithms and existing applications, emphasizing on-line processing of real-world data. Readers discover applications that solve biomedical, industrial, and environmental problems.

Computer Vision

Computer Vision
Author: Roberto Cipolla,Sebastiano Battiato,Giovanni Maria Farinella
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 3642128483
ISBN 13: 9783642128486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Vision Book Review:

Computer vision is the science and technology of making machines that see. It is concerned with the theory, design and implementation of algorithms that can automatically process visual data to recognize objects, track and recover their shape and spatial layout. The International Computer Vision Summer School - ICVSS was established in 2007 to provide both an objective and clear overview and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art research in Computer Vision. The courses are delivered by world renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry, and cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real Computer Vision problems. The school is organized every year by University of Cambridge (Computer Vision and Robotics Group) and University of Catania (Image Processing Lab). Different topics are covered each year. A summary of the past Computer Vision Summer Schools can be found at: http://www.dmi.unict.it/icvss This edited volume contains a selection of articles covering some of the talks and tutorials held during the first two editions of the school on topics such as Recognition, Registration and Reconstruction. The chapters provide an in-depth overview of these challenging areas with key references to the existing literature.

Theory and Applications of Smart Cameras

Theory and Applications of Smart Cameras
Author: Chong-Min Kyung
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN 10: 9401799873
ISBN 13: 9789401799874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Applications of Smart Cameras Book Review:

This book presents an overview of smart camera systems, considering practical applications but also reviewing fundamental aspects of the underlying technology. It introduces in a tutorial style the principles of sensing and signal processing, and also describes topics such as wireless connection to the Internet of Things (IoT) which is expected to be the biggest market for smart cameras. It is an excellent guide to the fundamental of smart camera technology, and the chapters complement each other well as the authors have worked as a team under the auspice of GFP(Global Frontier Project), the largest-scale funded research in Korea. This is the third of three books based on the Integrated Smart Sensors research project, which describe the development of innovative devices, circuits, and system-level enabling technologies. The aim of the project was to develop common platforms on which various devices and sensors can be loaded, and to create systems offering significant improvements in information processing speed, energy usage, and size. This book contains extensive reference lists, introduces the reader to the subject in a tutorial style and also reviews state-of-the-art results, which allows it to be used as a guide for starting researchers.

Counting and Localizing Targets with a Camera Network

Counting and Localizing Targets with a Camera Network
Author: Danny Bon-Ray Yang
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105119731318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Topics in Computer Vision and Its Applications

Emerging Topics in Computer Vision and Its Applications
Author: C. H. Chen
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9814343005
ISBN 13: 9789814343008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Topics in Computer Vision and Its Applications Book Review:

This book gives a comprehensive overview of the most advanced theories, methodologies and applications in computer vision. Particularly, it gives an extensive coverage of 3D and robotic vision problems. Example chapters featured are Fourier methods for 3D surface modeling and analysis, use of constraints for calibration-free 3D Euclidean reconstruction, novel photogeometric methods for capturing static and dynamic objects, performance evaluation of robot localization methods in outdoor terrains, integrating 3D vision with force/tactile sensors, tracking via in-floor sensing, self-calibration of camera networks, etc. Some unique applications of computer vision in marine fishery, biomedical issues, driver assistance, are also highlighted.

Video Analytics for Business Intelligence

Video Analytics for Business Intelligence
Author: Caifeng Shan,Fatih Porikli,Tao Xiang,Shaogang Gong
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-04-07
ISBN 10: 364228597X
ISBN 13: 9783642285974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Video Analytics for Business Intelligence Book Review:

Closed Circuit TeleVision (CCTV) cameras have been increasingly deployed pervasively in public spaces including retail centres and shopping malls. Intelligent video analytics aims to automatically analyze content of massive amount of public space video data and has been one of the most active areas of computer vision research in the last two decades. Current focus of video analytics research has been largely on detecting alarm events and abnormal behaviours for public safety and security applications. However, increasingly CCTV installations have also been exploited for gathering and analyzing business intelligence information, in order to enhance marketing and operational efficiency. For example, in retail environments, surveillance cameras can be utilised to collect statistical information about shopping behaviour and preference for marketing (e.g., how many people entered a shop; how many females/males or which age groups of people showed interests to a particular product; how long did they stay in the shop; and what are the frequent paths), and to measure operational efficiency for improving customer experience. Video analytics has the enormous potential for non-security oriented commercial applications. This book presents the latest developments on video analytics for business intelligence applications. It provides both academic and commercial practitioners an understanding of the state-of-the-art and a resource for potential applications and successful practice.

MIMO Wireless Networks

MIMO Wireless Networks
Author: Bruno Clerckx,Claude Oestges
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2013-01-23
ISBN 10: 0123850568
ISBN 13: 9780123850560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MIMO Wireless Networks Book Review:

This book is unique in presenting channels, techniques and standards for the next generation of MIMO wireless networks. Through a unified framework, it emphasizes how propagation mechanisms impact the system performance under realistic power constraints. Combining a solid mathematical analysis with a physical and intuitive approach to space-time signal processing, the book progressively derives innovative designs for space-time coding and precoding as well as multi-user and multi-cell techniques, taking into consideration that MIMO channels are often far from ideal. Reflecting developments since the first edition was published, this book has been thoroughly revised, and now includes new sections and five new chapters, respectively dealing with receiver design, multi-user MIMO, multi-cell MIMO, MIMO implementation in standards, and MIMO system-level evaluation. Extended introduction to multi-dimensional propagation, including polarization aspects Detailed and comparative description of physical models and analytical representations of single- and multi-link MIMO channels, covering the latest standardized models Thorough overview of space-time coding techniques, covering both classical and more recent schemes under information theory and error probability perspectives Intuitive illustration of how real-world propagation affects the capacity and the error performance of MIMO transmission schemes Detailed information theoretic analysis of multiple access, broadcast and interference channels In-depth presentation of multi-user diversity, resource allocation and (non-)linear MU-MIMO precoding techniques with perfect and imperfect channel knowledge Extensive coverage of cooperative multi-cell MIMO-OFDMA networks, including network resource allocation optimization, coordinated scheduling, beamforming and power control, interference alignment, joint processing, massive and network MIMO Applications of MIMO and Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) in LTE, LTE-A and WiMAX Theoretical derivations and results contrasted with practical system level evaluations highlighting the performance of single- and multi-cell MIMO techniques in realistic deployments

Dynamic Scenes and Camera Networks

Dynamic Scenes and Camera Networks
Author: Marci Lenore Meingast
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C3489655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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